Frank Anthony Centofante, Jr.

Died: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019


10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Sat., Jan. 19, 2019
Location: Grace Family Church

Celebration of Life

11:30 AM Sat., Jan. 19, 2019
Location: Grace Family Church

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Frank Anthony Centofante, Jr., age 60, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Hospital North in Tampa, Florida. His passing was from a major heart attack he suffered Friday, December 28, 2018. He was born February 1, 1958 in Tampa, Florida to parents Judy Heisler and Frank Centofante (deceased). He leaves behind a wife, Kimberly; four children, Michelle, Christopher, Chad, Sarah; five siblings, Mark, Kristin, David, Stephen, Tony; and numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and grand nephews.

Frank attended Leto High School and graduated from HCC’s Fire Academy in August 1978. He joined the Hillsborough County Fire Department in March 1979 (badge #94) and ultimately retired as a Captain 33 years later. Even though retired for several years, Frank was still a firefighter at the end of the day and would have helped anyone in need. Frankie was small in stature, but enormous in heart. He loved a good joke, Starbucks coffee, shopping at Publix, driving his Corvette, and going fast on his motorcycle. But mostly he loved life and those people in his. He will be missed by many and forgotten by none.

A Fireman's funeral to Celebrate Frank's life will take place at 11:30 AM Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Grace Family Church, 5101 Van Dyke Road, Lutz, FL 33558. Faily will visit with friends one hour prior to service. Hillsborough County Fire Honor Guard will present Honors to Retired Captain Frank Centofante, Jr.


The Fireman’s Prayer

When I am called to duty, God

whenever flames may rage,

Give me the strength to save some life

Whatever be its age.

Help me to embrace a little child

Before it’s too late,

Or some older person

from the horror of that fate.

Enable me to be alert

And hear the weakest shout,

And quickly and efficiently

to put the fire out.

I want to fill my calling

and give the best in me,

To guard my neighbor

And protect his property.

And if according to Your will

I have to lose my life,

Please bless with Your protecting hand

My children and my wife


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Micalene Centofante
   Posted Wed January 16, 2019


We love you Frankie! Mark, Mikie & Sue

Becky Macaluso Stephens
   Posted Thu January 17, 2019
I am so sorry to hear the news about Frankie. We have you all in our thoughts and prayers! The Macaluso Family

   Posted Wed January 23, 2019
You and your family are going threw such a hard time and something that has always brought me comfort is Gods thaughts that he hates death .....and he wants to bring back those who are in his memory and see them live again on earth. job 14:14,15

   Posted Sat February 09, 2019
I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear loved one.We all await Gods promise to swallow up death forever.(Isaiah 25:8)